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Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., gives a thumbs-up at a rally. August 2012. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)
March 24, 2014 | Blog

The conservative assault on food stamps — authored by Reagan, updated by Ryan — is really an attack on the middle class. Continue reading

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March 10, 2014 | Blog

Watch highlight clips from Bill’s interview with author and legal scholar Ian Haney López on the origins of dog whistle politics and how it may be used in future elections. Continue reading

Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., grabs hold of his opponent's supporter as he departs his voting precinct in Raleigh, N.C., in this Nov. 6, 1990 photo. (AP Photo/Bob Jordan)
February 28, 2014

Ian Haney López highlights six political ads from the last three decades that used racially coded language to help a candidate get elected. Continue reading

Ronald Reagan speaking at a Boston insurance meeting in 1976 said he wanted to revamp the party, possibly changing its name, and lead an aggressive drive to strengthen the two-party system. (AP Photo/J Walter Green)
February 27, 2014 | Blog

In this video clip, Ian Haney López recalls how “the great communicator” used racial tensions to sway middle-class white Americans to vote for policies not in their self-interest. Continue reading

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October 1, 2013

House Republicans were willing to shut down the government over Obamacare. We take a look back at other critics and roadblocks to social programs that are popular today. Continue reading

The White House, is seen from the Washington Monument, Sunday, June 2, 2013 in Washington. The monument has been closed since the 2011 earthquake and half of the needed repairs have been funded by a $7.5 million donation from philanthropist David Rubenstein. The Associated Press had a look at some of the worst damage and the preparations underway to begin making repairs. Stone by stone, engineers are reviewing cracks, missing pieces and broken mortar now that huge scaffolding has been built around the towering symbol of the nation’s capital. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 19, 2013 | Blog

In 1979, President Carter installed solar panels on the White House that Reagan later had removed. Last week, Obama made good on his 2010 promise to bring solar panels back to the White House. Continue reading

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December 21, 2012

Inspired by Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, learn about and experience ten instances of powerful presidential rhetoric on a wide range of topics. Continue reading

Robert Bork is sworn before the Senate Judiciary Committee at his confirmation hearing, September 1987. (AP Photo/John Duricka)
September 14, 2012

Mitt Romney’s choice of the rejected Supreme Court nominee as his Judicial Advisory Committee chairman raises eyebrows and concerns. Continue reading

Republican presidential nominee Richard M. Nixon and his running mate Spiro T. Agnew, are seen at the Republican National Convention at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Florida. August 1972. (AP Photo)
August 31, 2012

Watch the GOP platform grow from 1972 — when the party platform didn’t contain one reference to God — to today. Continue reading

Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., gives a thumbs-up at a rally. August 2012. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)
August 13, 2012 | Blog

Bill Moyers explains why Paul Ryan represents a voice, not an echo — a true believer for the new Gilded Age. Continue reading

Author Gore Vidal tosses barbs in all directions as he discusses Hollywood unions, politics, lecturing and publicizing books during an interview in Los Angeles. Vidal died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 86. December 1974. (AP File Photo)
August 2, 2012 | On Democracy

Michael Winship recalls a tense moment with the iconoclastic writer who died on Tuesday. Continue reading

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July 19, 2012

In this web-exclusive video essay, Bill Moyers calls out politicians fighting tooth and nail to hide the secret of who really owns our democracy. Continue reading

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March 9, 2012 | Moyers & Company

David Stockman explains how the cozy relationship between Washington and Wall Street has perverted capitalism and subverted democracy. Continue reading

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), via satellite in Washington. March 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
March 6, 2012 | Blog
Republican candidates criticize Obama's sanctions with tough talk on Iran -- and similar strategies.
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March 6, 2012 | On Democracy

Political and financial leaders are doing everything they can to keep crucial truths — and their own responsibilities — buried. Continue reading

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